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Butcher's Copy-editing: The Cambridge Handbook for Editors, Copy-editors and Proofreaders
 
 

Butcher's Copy-editing: The Cambridge Handbook for Editors, Copy-editors and Proofreaders [Kindle Edition]

Judith Butcher , Caroline Drake , Maureen Leach
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'… excellent …'. Neil Paterson, The Bookseller

'This is a monument to clarity and clear thinking: a master class in what is fast becoming a lost art … no printer should be without this book. No publisher. No editor and certainly no self-publisher.' Writer's Forum

'It is described as a handbook for editors, copy-editors and proofreaders, and it ought to be in the reference section of your public library. It is one book I never lend.' Writers Forum

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Since its first publication in 1975, Judith Butcher's Copy-editing has become firmly established as a classic reference guide. This fourth edition has been comprehensively revised to provide an up-to-date and clearly presented source of information for all those involved in preparing typescripts and illustrations for publication. From the basics of how to prepare text and illustrations for the designer and typesetter, through the ground rules of house style, to how to read and correct proofs, Copy-editing covers all aspects of the editorial process. New and revised features: • up-to-date advice on indexes, inclusive language, reference systems and preliminary pages • a chapter devoted to on-screen copy-editing • guidance on digital coding and publishing in other media such as e-books • updated to take account of modern typesetting and printing technology • an expanded section on law books • an essential tool for new and experienced copy-editors, working freelance or in-house

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4753 KB
  • Print Length: 556 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 4 edition (12 Oct. 2006)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000TYWSIY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #167,095 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Butcher's Copy-editing Handbook 8 July 2013
By C A McD
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This is every bit as good as the previous edition with the bonus of the revised and updated content on digital editing and software. It's not something I use every day, it's a reference title after all, but if I have a style query, it's the first place I check - and usually find the answer really quickly. I wouldn't be without a copy of the Handbook - it's invaluable!
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The most recent edition of Judith Butcher's handbook really is indispensable for anyone who is seriously involved in the business of editing. It is less discursive and rather more didactic than the Chicago Manual but its scope is broad and its reasoning is always clear. There is a very useful and succinct section on editing on-screen.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Invaluable resource 14 Feb. 2014
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For editors and proofreaders - this is a fabulous resource. I use it alongside a number of style guides, and this is one I refer to often.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must-have reference for copy-editors. 15 Aug. 2014
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Superb and revised edition is excellent. Expensive, but a very worthwhile investment.
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